Samh 25 'Gráinne: a play'
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Humanitarian Lies: Evidence Proves US Afghan Hospital Attack Was Deliberate 22:06 DFómh 19 1 comments
Poolbeg incinerator - city council manager assures company they can ignore vote of council 00:08 Lún 27 0 comments
August Socialist Voice is Out Now! 10:23 Lún 21 0 comments
Dublin protest against Suruc massacre and support to ISIS by Turkey outside Turkish embassy 22:49 Iúil 27 0 comments
NAMA Has Been a Dream Come True for Many US Vulture Funds... 21:27 Iúil 20 2 commentstuileadh >>
In the last two months, the dramatic and sad photographs of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi, and his brother lying dead on the shores on a beach in Turkey have finally opened the curtain very slightly on the horrors and terror of war in Syria. It is hard to conceive the trauma of this family first seeing one of their other brothers beheaded by ISIS jihadists, then to flee and then for this man's wife and two remaining young children to drown in the sea whilst attempting to escape. If you were to listen to politicans from the UK all the way up to the present prime minister, you would think they were doing this so they could scab off the social welfare but as anyone knows, this was the act of a family desperate to flee the terror in their home country and get to safety at all costs. However Aylan Kurdi and his brother and mother aren't the only ones to drown or being killed in war, there are tens of thousands dead.
A massive eviction is underway in Dublin. It is at the complex of occupied houses and former factory spaces in Grangegorman. Reports indicate that at 7am in the morning a very large number of private security angle grinder their way through one of the metal gates, invaded the area en massed and are erecting barriers (pictured) inside and trying to evict the occupants.
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax Dé hAoine Feabhra 20, 2015 16:34 byanti-austerity alliance
The Anti-Austerity Alliance has today condemned the jailing of anti-water meter protestors at the behest of Denis OBriens company GMC Sierra.
Government campaign to sabotage Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann bus services through privatisation has begun
Just three weeks ago the National Transport Authority (NTA) officially started the tendering for 2016 of initially 10% of Dublin Bus routes and a further 10% of all Bus Eireann routes with most of the routes in Waterford City, and a number of Dublin commuter routes are to be privatised. In the original plan a number of Cork City routes were to go but these will probably happen later. This process has been the culmination of a relentless effort by Fine Gael (FG) in the present government and their predecessors and fellow Neo-Liberal ideologists, Fianna Fáil (FF) in the last government where they have consistently pushed for the break up of both Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann so that it can be handed over to their friends in the private sector to run on a profit basis. The NTA is used as a sort of cloak of respectability to give the impression that they will actually be a regulator with teeth of which we know very few regulators have any teeth, with the banking regulator during the Celtic Tiger coming to mind, plus many other examples and the function of NTA is really for propaganda value to convince the middle class. However this whole scheme is about ideology and is NOT about competition but about privatisation.
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Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Extra Judicial Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa & all the Ogoni 9 00:13 Aoine 13 Samh 0 comments
Shell to Sea Activists and AFRI commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the deaths of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine outside Corrib House: Shells Irish Headquarters in Dublin. The activists carried crosses bearing the names of each of the men executed by the corrupt Nigerian Government on 10 November 1995. Many sources believe that these executions were done at the behest of Shell. Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni people, had been actively leading successful civil society actions and demonstrations thwarting Shells development of oil on the land of these indigenous farmers and fishermen. Even though it hasnt been explicitly proven that Shell ordered the killing they did benefit from the outcome and later paid reparations to the families. (In 2009 Shell settled out of court to the tune of 15.5 million dollars to the families of the victims to avoid going to court in the USA.)
Philippines: Unions decry deceptive, vague labor agenda of APEC 02:25 Domh 08 Samh 0 comments
ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APECs ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights.
Senators and TDs in State of Shock after meeting REGRET Parents in Dáil Éireann. 10:18 Máirt 03 Samh 2 comments
On the 6th October, parents representing the Irish Support Group REGRET met with a group of 15 TDs and Senators at the Irish Parliament ('The Dáil') . Maureen O'Sullivan T.D. organized the cross-party meeting to bring attention to the serious adverse reactions suffered by Irish schoolgirls after taking the HPV vaccine 'Gardasil'. R.E.G.R.E.T stands for "Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma"
Political Trial Against Water Protestors Begins Today 22:58 Luan 02 Samh 0 comments
The political trial of 18 people who delayed Joan Burton in her car began today. It is an escalation in the attempt to demonise and vilify an entire community for rejecting the Labour Party.
IPS respond to Portlaoise pictures with investigation instead of improvement 19:34 Céad 28 DFómh 0 comments
Prisoners call on the Department of Justice to make public a recent prison doctors report that highlights the dangers prisoners are exposed too, legionnaires disease for example and other serious respiratory health risks due to the extremely poor conditions.
Fracking Free Ireland Network Public Meeting 08:26 Máirt 20 DFómh 0 comments
This is a recording of a public meeting of Fracking Free Network Ireland and Northern Ireland held at the Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne on Saturday October 17 2015. There are two parts. Part 1 is the panel presentations. Part 2 the discussion and Q&A will follow. For comments or further information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticknock developer at it again 10:29 Céad 14 DFómh 1 comments
Repeatedly-rejected proposal to isolate old people in the middle of nowhere turns up *again* on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown agenda
Indymedia Returns After Two Week Website Outage 16:01 Máirt 13 DFómh 8 comments
The Indymedia website returns to service today after an almost two week outage from Sept 29th until today Oct 13th.
Special Petition - Minister White: Don't reward Shell abuses in Ireland 23:52 Céad 23 MFómh 0 comments
Shell have recently applied for permission to operate their raw gas pipeline linking the Corrib gas field to the Bellanaboy refinery and are asking the Dept of Energy and Minister Alex White for prompt processing of its application. We have until the 25th of September to put in objections.
Open letter to Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma 13:46 Céad 16 MFómh 0 comments
This is an unjust barbaric executionmore >>
Plenty of blame to go around. Role of the revolutionary left. Samh 22 6 comments
This article deals with how much left sectarianism has damaged the workers struggle in Ireland.
The Paris Attacks -What's Going On ? Samh 22 1 comments
It is over a week since the Paris Attack and the slaughter of innocent people. Europe is now suffering the spillover of the terrorism and wars launched by Western powers including France on the Middle East and Arab world for over a decade now and it seems the war is being brought home.
The French Republic taken hostage Samh 18 6 comments
In light of the butchery that took place in Paris on Fri 13th by Terrorists largely financed, supported, trained and armed by Western powers and corporate entities directly and through Gulf state and Turkish state intermediaries and the totally inadequate analysis from the mainstream media, we reproduce here in full this article from Voltaire Net.
Did The 1916 Easter Rising Serve The Interests Of Workers? Samh 11 0 comments
The hullabaloo over the commeroration of the 1916 Rising is merely another device intended to perpetuate the deception of the southern Irish working class. It forms a part of the overall ideological paradigm under which southern Irish workers are to be oppressed and divided from much of the working class in the North.
Herein we will focus on what seems to be a somewhat elaborate, albeit loosely organized, conspiracy (one hesitates to use the word as arguments are quickly dismissed as conspiracy theories) in the making in which a relatively large number of pro-Israeli factions (both students attending American campuses as well as outside organizations as well as outside monies)are attempting to manipulate and intimidate people so Americans relinquish their right to free speech on American campusesthat is the right to say critical things about peoples and organizations including Jews, Zionists and Israelis.more >>
New booklet: Shannon Airport and 21st Century War Samh 24 shannonwatch 0 comments
We are delighted to announce a new publication entitled Shannon Airport and 21st Century War, edited by Shannonwatch's John Lannon and PANA's Roger Cole. Printed copies of the 48 page booklet are available for 10 by contacting Shannonwatch or PANA. You can also download a PDF version of the booklet
Okay for Industrial Peat Extraction But not Okay for Individuals to do so Samh 24 Friends of the Irish Environment 0 comments
Last year we had alot of coverage in the Irish mainstream news about farmers and individuals being stopped from extracting peat -the reason is because most of our bogs which are wonderful habitats are almost completely destroyed. However we never heard or was it mentioned that there was no attempt to stop the industrial extraction of peat by large private companies yet this does infinitely more damage. It seems there is one law for the people and no law for business interests. If we are going to save our bogs we should at least make the laws applicable to ALL parties. Peat extraction to be exempted from planning permission Press Release - 23 November, 2015 Friends of the Irish Environment The industrial extraction of peat is to be removed from planning controls, according to statements by horticultural peat extraction companies Bulrush and Westland in the High Court on Friday.
SIPTU and TEEU local authority water workers vote for industrial action Samh 22 0 comments
SIPTU and TEEU local authority members working under the management of Irish Water have today (Friday, 20th November) overwhelmingly voted for industrial action to prevent the privatisation of the public water service. Last month, Irish Water said that it intended reduce the local authority workforce in the company by up to 1500 by 2021. The unilateral announcement was in breach of the Service Level Agreement reached with trade union representatives in 2013 which obliged the company to consult with them in relation to any proposed changes in staffing numbers
Budget 2016 won't tackle rising inequalities Samh 13 TASC 0 comments
TASC today released an equality analysis of Budget 2016, which analysed both the tax and spending changes. It shows that the tax cuts announced will give the greatest benefit to a single person earning 70,000, which is the same sweet spot as last years budget.
Anti Austerity Alliance: Press Statement on Government Claims to Have Built Thousands of Council Hou... Samh 13 Anti Austerity Alliance 0 comments
AAA responds to government claims of grossly out of date figures: Has the government built thousands of new council homes in the last 3 weeks?